Definition of run-and-shoot in US English:

run-and-shoot

adjective

US
Sport
  • 1Basketball. Designating a style of play in which the ball is moved quickly down the court from a defensive position in an attempt to score on the break.

  • 2Amer. Football. Designating an offensive style which relies on passing to create and exploit gaps in the defence.

noun

US
Sport
  • Amer. Football. The run-and-shoot style of offensive play.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Cumberland (Maryland) Evening Times. From run + and + shoot.

Pronunciation

run-and-shoot

/ˌrʌn(ə)n(d)ˈʃuːt/